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Having fire extinguishers in your workplace is a mandatory and essential safety measure. However, the commissioning of fire extinguishers is only the first step. They also need to be serviced to ensure they function properly.

UK regulations indicate that fire extinguishers should be located by fire alarm call points and exits. In the case of a larger number of exits and fire alarm call points than the required number of extinguishers, you can refer to the British standard 5306, which specifies that there should be a fire extinguisher within 30 metres on each floor of your premises.

There are two ways to securely install fire extinguishers. They can be wall mounted, fitted on a wall bracket. Alternatively, they can be fitted on adapted stands on the ground.

Types of fire extinguishers

1. Water extinguishers

They help fight Class A fires, which are started by materials such as wood, paper or fabric.

2. Foam extinguishers

They work best on type A and B fires. Type B fires involve highly flammable liquids like petrol, diesel and oils.

3. Powder Extinguishers

They are also known as CO2 extinguishers, and work best to help contain type A and B fires. They work by cutting off the air supply, and do not leave residue, unlike water and foam extinguishers. They can safely be used on fires involving electrical equipment.

4. Wet chemical extinguishers

They are recommended to fight class F fires. Those fires are kitchen fires, usually started with cooking oil or other fats. Although they were designed for kitchen fires, they also work well on type A and B fires.

Fire Extinguisher Installation and Maintenance with RACAM


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What Can RACAM do for You?

At RACAM, we provide a range of residential fire alarm systems to protect you and your home. Each system is installed to meet the industry standards, providing maximum protection to your home. Furthermore, regular maintenance will ensure that your fire alarm systems remain in full working order in the long term. Our systems can include:

  • Fire Alarm Control Panel
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Heat Detectors
  • Carbon Monoxide Detectors
  • Manual Call Points

Each of these systems help to ensure that you are safe in the unfortunate event of a house fire.

When Was the Last Time You Tested Your Fire Alarms?

It is vital that you regularly check the fire alarms in your home to ensure that you are protected from the threat of fire. At RACAM we can carry out fully comprehensive tests on your fire alarms to ensure that you are safe in your own home. If you have an old, outdated system, our team can advise you on the best way to revamp and upgrade your fire alarm system to ensure that it provides maximum protection to you and your family.



If you would like help choosing the best suited fire extinguisher for your business, or would like us to install your fire extinguishers in order to adhere to the UK regulations, or if you’re in need of fire extinguishers servicing in your workplace,

Testimonials From our Clients

  • RACAM quoted for, and then undertook work providing a door access system on our premises, extended our security alarm provision and provided a new alarm monitoring scheme saving our Club a significant sum. The staff were very helpful in the lead up to the work being undertaken and likewise while onsite completing the installation. I would recommend RACAM to anyone looking for these services.

    thumb Secretary OKBC
    January 21, 2022

    First class service from a first class team. They don't leave until the job is done. I cannot praise this company enough. As you can tell, they have a totally satisfied customer, and I recommend them highly,.

    thumb Eric Joseph
    July 21, 2022

    From initial enquiry through to the installation and aftercare, the service was excellent. Great advice, really prompt service and cost-effective for our requirements. Would highly recommend these guys!

    thumb Anton Lang
    June 21, 2022

    Great company. Nothing ever too much trouble and engineers always courteous and happy to help with any queries. Highly recommended.

    thumb Michael Hughes
    March 21, 2022
  • An outstanding, professional and expert service from initial contact, through to survey, quotation and installation. RACAM supplied and installed a 5 MP set of CCTV cameras at my home to cover the exterior of the property and my cars. The price was good but that is not the only reason that I used them, it was their commitment, professional attitude and willingness to work to my timescale which was urgent. I'd not hesitate to recommend RACAM or to use them again. A definite FIVE STARS from this very satisfied customer.

    thumb Peter Connor
    August 21, 2022

    Fantastic experience from start to finish with this company. Fast, easy and tidy install. Easy to use and reliable.

    thumb Louise McWhinnie
    April 21, 2022

    RACAM replaced the CCTV system at our premises. The standard of work carried out was high and I would have no hesitation in recommending RACAM.

    thumb Iain McClure
    March 21, 2022

    RACAM have serviced our security needs in recent years including the complete renewal of a CCTV system. Always responsive to our needs. Excellent workmanship. Great to deal with.

    thumb GVVT Management
    June 21, 2022
  • Would highly recommend RACAM’s services to anyone looking for security and communications work to be done. RACAM have regularly provided guidance and maintenance on CCTV systems for large hotel property with over 30 cameras for a number of years. Excellent, affordable, professional friendly service. Thanks again!

    thumb dean mcdonnell
    June 21, 2022

    Delighted with the service and the standard of equipment installed. Our home certainly feels secure

    thumb Alan Cadden
    January 21, 2022

    A great job by the guys at Racam Security Calum helped us choose the equipment and Eddie worked quickly and very neatly to fit our alarm and CCTV systems. Recommended Thanks guys

    thumb Robert Montgomery
    February 21, 2022

    We have used RACAM for a number of years at our business premises and find them to be very professional and conscientious looking after our cctv, door system and alarms. Would recommend RACAM for these services.

    thumb Diane Gordon
    January 21, 2022